Zilean Build Guide

AD Zilean: Popcorn Till the End of Time

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Zilean is a support/AP carry in most games of League of Legends. He's known for his bombs, and ability to speed up and save teammates from death. However, both builds tend to fall off late game unless you have a spectacular early game, so Zilean isn't seen all that often. But, there is a way to play Zilean that is good at all stages at the game. It may sound very troll, but you have to bare with me here. AD Zilean. [title]Why the hell would you ever play AD Zilean?[/title] [.]Zilean's basic attack range is one of the highest in the entire game. [imgsmall=champ/caitlyn.png] is the only with a higher range, and [imgsmall=champ/ashe.png] has the same range. However, neither of these champs also have a 55% speed up/ slow, or a good escape mechanism. [imgsmall=champ/tristana.png]'s is higher late game. [.]Someone actually happen to escape your massive attack range? Just use [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png] and laugh as you continue to shove popcorn down their throats. [.]Ganked? Turret dove? Just [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png]. You'll either escape nicely, or kill them with more popcorn as they cry. It's also a great way to troll anyone who decides to tower dive you. [.]Zilean's [imgsmall=skills/zilean/q.png] add some nice DPS, especially early game. If you get in an auto attack war with someone, place a couple bombs on them and continue to auto attack. This instantly puts you 400+ damage ahead. I'll go more into detail about managing the bombs later in the guide. These are some abilities no other AD Carry has. What other AD Carry has a troll guardian angel that they can pretty much have up at all times? What other AD Carry can constantly speed themselves up to always have you in their range? What other AD Carry throws god damn POPCORN at you? Only Zilean can do all this. [title]Some Stats[/title] Zilean base AD: 48.6 (+3 per level)= [highlight]Base AD at Level 18: 102.6[/highlight] Caitlyn base AD: 47 (+3 per level)= [highlight]Base AD at Level 18: 101[/highlight] Tristana base AD: 46.5 (+3 per level)= [highlight]Base AD at Level 18: 100.5 [/highlight] Ashe base AD: 46.3 (+2.85 per level)= [highlight]Base AD at Level 18: 97.6[/highlight]

Starting Items: [img=items/dorans-blade.png] if with a support at bot or [img=items/boots-of-speed.png][img=items/health-potion3.png], [img=items/cloth-armor.png][img=items/health-potion5.png] if solo laning I prefer the Doran's Blade so people say "WTF AD Zil!?!" when they spot me in lane. This makes it even more ironic when they are raped by massive amounts of popcorn. However you can never go wrong with boots+3, but it just isn't as cool >:) Core: [img=items/dorans-blade.png]x2[img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/sheen.png][img=items/bf-sword.png] Late Game: [img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/phantom-dancer.png][img=items/trinity-force.png] Example of a Full Build: [img=items/berserkers-greaves.png][img=items/phantom-dancer.png][img=items/infinity-edge.png][img=items/trinity-force.png][img=items/frozen-heart.png][img=items/guardian-angel.png] Late game get a [img=items/guardian-angel.png]. Is it an asshole move? Maybe. Does it work? Hell yes. If you want a bit more damage very early, go for a [img=items/youmuus-ghostblade.png] after the [img=items/sheen.png]. Late game if the enemy is getting a lot of armor, get [img=items/last-whisper.png].

[title][img=skills/zilean/p.png] Passive: Heightened Learning[/title] [number]Increases experience gain of all allied champions by 8%.[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Believe it or not, but this passive actually makes some what of a difference. If you zone the enemy carry (which you can do easily, will be explained below), it will make an even bigger difference than usual. [title][img=skills/zilean/q.png] Q: Time Bomb[/title] [number]Zilean places a time-delayed bomb on a target. After 4 seconds this bomb will detonate, dealing 90 / 145 / 200 / 260 / 320 (+90% of ability power) magic damage to all surrounding enemies. Cooldown 10 seconds Cost 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 mana Range 700 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Zilean's only damage dealing ability. Using this ability, you can harass and deny your opponent WHILE farming. When the enemy goes in for some creep kills, just place a couple bombs on them. This will make them back up and unable to get CS easily. If they don't back up, then that's when you go in and hit the shit out of them with popcorn. Just remember that while laning, your main objective is to win in cs. [title][img=skills/zilean/w.png] W: Rewind[/title] [number]Reduces all of Zilean's other spell cooldowns by 10 seconds. Cooldown 18 / 15 / 12 / 9 / 6seconds Cost 50mana Range 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This skill will be your bread and butter. Use it to harass. Use it to chase. Use it to slow. Use it to never die. When your ult is down, spam it. [title][img=skills/zilean/e.png] E: Time Warp[/title] [number]Zilean slows an enemy champion's movement speed or increases an allied champion's movement speed by 55% for 2.5 / 3.25 / 4 / 4.75 / 5.5 seconds. Cooldown 20seconds Cost 100mana Range 700[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Again, another extremely good skill. If someone is trying to get away from your endless stream of popcorn, just speed yourself up. You can also use this to slow them, however when 1v1 it is more ideal to speed up yourself. If you and your team is chasing someone, then slow whoever you're chasing down, instead of speeding yourself up. [title][img=skills/zilean/r.png] R: Chrono Shift[/title] [number]Marks the target with a protective time rune for 7 seconds. If the target would take lethal damage, they are instead transported back in time regaining 600 / 850 / 1100 (+200% of ability power) of their health. Cooldown 180 / 160 / 140 seconds Cost 200 mana Range 900 [/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Biggest troll skill ever. As I've already described, use it if you think you're going to die. Even if you DON'T die, use it anyways. A smart opponent will try to NOT attack you, and instead wait for the 7 seconds (which is a LONG time, mind you) to be up. During this time, you kill them. Late game, you can easily kill a squishy in 7 seconds. You'll make everyone QQ and choke to death on popcorn.

Early game will be a lot about farming, and denying the enemy farm. As described above in the skill description, when the lane opponent goes in for minion kills, place bombs on them and continue to farm yourself. This will ensure you stay ahead of them in CS. It's recommended you go bot with a support, instead of a solo lane. Good supports for you would be [imgsmall=champ/sona.png], [imgsmall=champ/soraka.png], [imgsmall=champ/nidalee.png]. First time back, go for a second [imgsmall=items/dorans-blade.png] if you'd like, and [imgsmall=items/boots-of-speed.png]. Next priority is [imgsmall=items/berserkers-greaves.png] and [imgsmall=items/sheen.png].

Mid game pretty much starts for you when you get your [imgsmall=items/bf-sword.png]. At this point, your popcorn is really going to sting. Go for the [imgsmall=items/infinity-edge.png] first, or [imgsmall=items/the-bloodthirster.png] if you really want to. At this point, the enemy jungle has probably tried to gank you. If you're feeling really confident, let them. Let them think they can win. But surprise them with [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png] and then kill them afterwards. If you don't feel like risking it, you can use [imgsmall=skills/zilean/e.png] to get away from ganks, and place bombs and auto attacks for some damage.

Late game starts for you around when you finish your [imgsmall=items/infinity-edge.png] and [imgsmall=items/phantom-dancer.png]. At this point, your popcorn is going to REALLY hurt. The enemy team is probably extremely confused about getting raped by AD Zilean, and going "WTF" in the chat. If you've been doing it all correctly, nothing can stop you. If anyone almost does, you just pop [imgsmall=skills/zilean/r.png] and there will be just no way. No one will be able to get away from you. Your range and speed is too massive, you'll be 3 hitting squishes. If the game lasts even longer, you can pick up a [imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png], but it rarely lasts this long because they will surrender when they realize they just got wrecked by AD Zilean. Good defensive items to get late game are [imgsmall=items/frozen-heart.png], [imgsmall=items/force-of-nature.png], and especially [imgsmall=items/guardian-angel.png]. Get Fozen Heart regardless of enemy team comp. The mana and CDR is completely necessary. Get a FoN if there is a lot of a magic damage. And finally, Gaurdian Angel is the biggest dick item. You will pretty much never die. They will all cry. They would scream too, but their mouths will be too full of popcorn.

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